Egypt: Cairo Crowds Gather for Rallies

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Protesters gather at Tahrir square (file photo).

Cairo — Competing protests for and against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi were planned for Tuesday evening, as a controversial vote neared.

Crowds are marching through the Egyptian capital Cairo for rival rallies as emotions run high ahead of a referendum planned for Saturday.

The opposition have breached a barrier outside the presidential palace but there has been no violence.

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